Russian Deputy PM to NASA: Have Your Astronauts Take A Trampoline to the Space Station

Dmitry Rogozin, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, is among the list of Russian officials who the U.S. has economically sanctioned in response to the situation in Ukraine.

Apparently, those sanctions are beginning to irk him a bit. Yesterday, he posted this tweet to his Russian twitter account:

Translation: “After reviewing the sanctions against our space industry, suggest United States delivering their astronauts on the ISS using trampoline.” (I could have fixed the sentence structure on the translation but I found it was much funnier to leave it as is and read it with a Russian accent)

If you were unaware, we have been paying the Russian space agency to launch our astronauts up to the International Space Station ever since NASA ended the American Space Shuttle program in the summer of 2011.

Russian Space Shuttle “Buran”

Speaking with journalists in the Crimea region (which was controversially annexed from Ukraine recently) , Rogozin went on to say,

“Essentially, the Americans want to clear us out of the space services market … I am sick and tired of these sanctions, to be honest, they don’t understand that the sanctions will hit them like a boomerang.”

Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX, a private space company who NASA has been working with increasingly in recent years had this response:

Read more from NBC here.

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